That’s right! A Reel Education, the movie podcast I inhabit with Tim Wick and Jena Young, will be recording an episode LIVE at the Parkway Theater on September 9th, 2013! With this live recording session, you will also get to enjoy the wonderful Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the 1961 classic starring Audrey Hepburn!
Not only are tickets a mere five bucks, but if you bring a friend… they get in FREE! That’s right! It’s a 2-for-1 deal where you and a buddy can see Breakfast at Tiffany’s on the big screen for five tiny dollars!
In addition, The Parkway Theater is a great venue in the heart of South Minneapolis. The theater is partnered with Pepito’s, the Mexican restaurant next door, so you can actually eat Mexican food and drink beer in the theater. How cool is that?
It’s so cool that you want to join us! (…and spread the word about this awesome event!)
A Reel Education LIVE featuring Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Monday, September 9th
Intro at 7:15 PM, film at 7:30 PM. Podcast continues after the film.
The Parkway Theater
4814 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Tonight and tomorrow (July 26th and 27th), I will be running the video screen at the Vilification Tennis show at the Bryant-Lake Bowl. Vilification Tennis is essentially tennis played with insults, and it is one of the more popular and nerdy comedy shows in the Twin Cities. (It is also ridiculously offensive, so if you’ve never seen the show before, be aware of that.)
Tim Wick asked if I could also run a round or two of Judging a Book by Its Cover during the show. The format went over fantastically during its inaugural run at CONvergence 2013, so I expect it will also do well with the Vilification Tennis performers. Essentially, I find some ridiculous book covers and remove the title text; the performers then have five minutes to tell us what the book is about.
(By the way, video of the original CONvergence 2013 panel is online. It’s awesome and you should watch it.)
So, if you want to see Judging a Book by Its Cover run inside another show, or if you just want to be offended for a while, please join us! Tickets sell fast, so buy ahead or show up early!
July 26th and 27th
Come see four improv comedians bravely attempt to give a PowerPoint presentation for a deck of slides that they have never seen before. This month’s contestants are Allegra Lingo, Bill Stiteler, Tim Uren, and Clarence Wethern. (That’s right: my co-producer Bill will be competing this month!)
The Bryant-Lake Bowl
801 W Lake Street, Minneapolis
May 30th at 10:00pm (doors at 9:30pm)
Arrive early and avail yourself of the BLB’s excellent food and beer list!
Tickets are $7 ($5 with a MN Fringe button), and can be purchased at the Bryant Lake Bowl website!
If you do the Facebook thing, you can add the invite to your calendar here:
Please join us! Laugh! Drink beer!
P.S. — Can’t make it this month? Come see our July show at CONvergence!
I have been ridiculously busy as of late. In a nutshell, here’s what I’ve been up to:
|The Webcomic Beacon: A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to lend my film expertise to a recording of The Webcomic Beacon podcast about James Bond. The episode also features comic artist Rich Morris, who does webcomics about gaming, Dr. Who, and now James Bond.
|Animation Aficionados: I was also asked to lend my film expertise to the Animation Aficionados podcast about the original 1933 version of King Kong. The episode was recorded about a week before Ray Harryhausen passed away, so I unfortunately spend part of the episode waxing poetic about the fact that he was still alive. Still, that shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying giant stop-motion gorillas.
|The Geek Life: The Geek Life podcast is nearing its 200th episode! A few weeks ago, we also started recording the show live online, via Google Hangouts. If you are free on Tuesday nights around 8:00pm Central Time, you can watch us nerd-out in live video. Just watch the show’s Twitter feed or Google+ page for the weekly link. If you want to comment at us while we are recording, use the #thegeeklifetv hashtag on Twitter. You can also see us live — as in, live live — at CONvergence.
|Drinking with Geeks: The new Drinking with Geeks podcast is now running full-steam ahead! Four episodes are up, and more are on their way. If you are a Twin Cities local and want to join in the Drinking with Geeks social hour and see the podcast recorded live, simply show up at the Bryant Lake Bowl at the appointed time. (Watch the web site for dates and times.) Also, if you are attending CONvergence this 4th of July weekend, you will be able to see the usual gladiatorial Drinking with Geeks panel, followed by a brand-new experiment called Hungover with Geeks.
|The Killer B’s Improv Movie Show: The Killer B’s show will also be back at CONvergence this year! Once again, you will be able to watch in awe as improv comedians, musicians, and a sound effects artist create a brand-new live soundtrack for films they have never seen before.
|PowerPoint Karaoke: This PowerPoint Karaoke season is wrapping up! Our last Bryant Lake Bowl show until the autumn will be on Thursday, May 30th. After that, we will be returning to CONvergence to use up all the slides that are simply too nerdy for a general audience. Show up at either venue to watch improv comedians give PowerPoint presentations about slides they have never seen before.
|First Issue: The First Issue video podcast continues to chug along, and more updates are on their way. You will also be able to see the show recorded live at CONvergence, as we interview Mark Stegbauer about his work and take a look at his very first comics inking gig.
|CONvergence: Speaking of CONvergence, it looks like I will be on around 20 panels again this year. Madness! Once the schedule is firmed up, I will make a separate post of what is going on and where.
|The Sound and the Foley: My new blogging endeavor, The Sound and the Foley, is up and running strong! It seems that other folks are as fascinated by memetic sound as I am. I have a list of blog post ideas as long as my arm, so it seems I will have no shortage of material to write about.
|The College of Curiosity Conference: Finally, I will be speaking at the Conference of Curiosity in Chicago, IL on May 25th, on the subject of The Sound and the Foley project. The other speakers are folks like Hal Bidlack and magician Dennis Watkins, so if you’re in the Chicago area, you should feed your curiosity and join us!
Are you a geek? Are you inclined to socialize with other geeks? Do you like drinking (or do you at least enjoy watching other people drink)?
Then you should join us at the Bryant Lake Bowl on Wednesday night, where there will be a fine social hour in the theater, followed by the recording of a short podcast with Jerry Belich, Bill Stiteler, Joseph Scrimshaw, and myself. This month’s theme: WINE AND WIZARDS.
And it’s free! (Well, you’ll have to pay for your own drinks, but it’s otherwise free!)
Wednesday, May 1
Social time at 6:00pm
Podcast at about 7:00pm
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake Street
If you do the Facebook thing, you can join the invite here:
…and you can follow the Drinking with Geeks community on Facebook here:
…and if you eschew all things Facebook and just want to hear podcasts, check out the website here: